Show your body some love with this refreshing cantaloupe & hemp heart smoothie. It's packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants, as well as healthy fats and protein from the nut butter and shelled hemp seeds.
Cantaloupe contains only 60 calories per cup. It is alkaline, easy to digest, has as a high water content, and is a good source of vitamins & electrolytes. As a result, cantaloupe consumption can support healthy weight loss and help the body to detox, restore pH balance, and recover after exercise.
For this shake, I used ripe local melon. When the fruit is allowed to ripen in the sun instead of being picked early to ship, it becomes incredibly juicy and sweet. You know a cantaloupe is ready to eat when the tip becomes orange and "gummy". Fresh Ontario cantaloupe is available in August & September.
For 2 servings, blend together until smooth:
2 cups diced ripe cantaloupe
1 cup steamed-then-frozen cauliflower (or use additional cantaloupe or substitute diced fresh oranges for a cantaloupe-orange version)
1/4 cup shelled gluten-free hemp seeds (or hemp "hearts")
2 Tbsp cashew or other nut butter
1/4 cup Greek or non-dairy yogurt (optional)
pure stevia or raw honey (nonvegan) to sweeten as desired
This recipe was first published on Instagram on August 15, 2017.